If Steam is not installed please use the following guide
When Steam is installed go to My Games, right click on darwinia and click install. Then say okay to any following windows.
Once Darwinia is downloaded open Wine File (in Fedora it is applications>system tools>Wine File) and browse to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\YOURUSERNAME\darwinia where YOURUSERNAME is your steam username.
Open preferences.txt and find the line that says
SoundLibrary = anyvalue where anyvalue can be anything (it should be DSP)
simply change the line to say
SoundLibrary = null
then save preferences.txt and darwinia will run fine.
Playing through the tutorial level.
What does not
(Realtime Sound Effects needs native dsound to work)
What was not tested
Game crashes if Realtime Sound Effects enabled. Overriding `dsound` as "native then builtin" fixes this, and the sound in game works as expected.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||May 11 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Felix Yan|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 08 2010||1.2-rc6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ben|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2009||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Martin Stjernholm|
|Show||openSUSE 10.3||Jun 04 2008||1.0-rc3||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 4.0 "Daryna"||Jan 01 2008||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Andy|
In wine 0.9.42-0.9.45 (and probably some earlier versions) fonts are broken.
There is no text in game or menus.
There are also glitches with the mouse pointer.